Social Security Disability

The Social Security system provides a monthly disability check to certain individuals who have worked long enough under the Social Security system and are totally disabled as per the definition in the Social Security Act. The disability must last or be expected to last at least 12 months or to result in death.

The Social Security Act defines "disability" as "inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.





Question: What does "insured status" mean?

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To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must have worked and paid into the Social Security system long enough and recently enough to have earned a necessary amount of work credits. The number of work credits you need to be qualified depends upon your age and when you became disabled.

The general rule of thumb is that a worker must have worked under the Social Security system five (5) out of the ten (10) years prior to the onset of disability. There are exceptions to this general rule for individuals 31 years of age or younger and for individuals who have previously been on Social Security Disability benefits. You can find out if you have "insured status" by contacting your local Social Security office.

On behalf of McCULLOUGH, WAREHEIM & LaBUNKER, P.A. we hope this material will be of benefit to you in answering your questions relative to social security disability. Contact one of our SSD claims lawyers representing clients in Olathe, Kansas (and throughout the State of Kansas) today to schedule a free consult on your file.

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